There is nothing quite like coming home with an armful of new books. Today, I bought (with the excuse that these will further my studies and/or that they are books for class) a few Loebs, an Egyptian Language book, a Penguin edition of Plutarch's The Age of Alexander
, Kenneth G. Holum's Theodosian Empresses: Women and Imperial Dominion in Late Antiquity
, Debra Hamel
's Trying Neaira
, Magika Hiera
(ed. Christopher A. Faraone and Dirk Obbink), A.A. Long's Hellenistic Philosophy: Stoics, Epicureans, Sceptics
, Peter Trippi's J.W. Waterhouse
(if you've not seen Waterhouse's paintings, particularly his mythological-themed paintings, you don't know what you're missing), Alexander Heidel's The Babylonian Genesis
, Duncan Sprott's Ptolemies
(fiction), Ian Shaw's The Dictionary of Ancient Egypt
, and some other unrelated books.
Yes, I realise I have a compulsive addiction problem.
Actually, what would be even better than coming home with the books would be if I actually had time to read all of them now. Eheu!
In unrelated news, I've only just discovered the hilarious grad student comic strip, PhD (Piled Higher and Deeper)
. It's not about Classics at all (in fact, it seems to lean towards science), but I'm starting to relate to some of that even as an undergrad!
On a completely unrelated note, I also wanted to plug my friend's blog--Brontëana
. It's about the Brontës, but my friend is also a fifth year Classics/English major who is looking to get into grad school. She really is quite the Brontë enthusiast, so do go and take a look!